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Grapefruit Oolong Tea Smoothie Recipe

Grapefruit Tea SmoothieI’ve been on an icy drink kick, a sure sign of summer. Whether it’s cold press coffee, fresh squeezed juice or fruit smoothies, I’m always sipping on something cool and refreshing.

My latest drink recipe is the iciest of iced teas. It’s a slushy mix of oolong tea, grapefruit and ice. I love adding a few drops of orange bitters to the mix to heighten the citrus flavor. If I’ve planned ahead, I’ll make ice cubes with oolong tea and use them in the drink. Oolong tea is mild, so the predominant flavor in this tea smoothie is grapefruit. I like to use red or pink grapefruit because they taste sweeter than white grapefruit.

Grapefruit Oolong Tea Smoothie Recipe
1 red or pink grapefruit
1/2 cup brewed oolong tea, chilled
Several drops orange bitters, optional
1 heaping cup ice cubes
Natural sweetener, if desired

Peel, section and juice grapefruit. (Cut grapefruit into supremes- remove all pith. Discard any seeds.) Add grapefruit sections and juice, tea, orange bitters and ice cubes to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth and slushy. Taste and add sweetener, if needed.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups (1 big or 2 small servings)

Tip: Since I like tart drinks, I don’t usually add any sweetener. If you prefer a sweeter drink, try adding a drizzle of pure maple syrup.Grapefruit Tea FrappeMore tea smoothie recipes:
Berry Tea Smoothies from Eating Clean Recipes
Matcha Blueberry Smoothies from Eating Clean Recipes

Coconut Milk Green Smoothie Recipe

Vegan Green SmoothieFrom purple to pink to orange, I adore colorful smoothies. When it comes to healthy smoothies for breakfast, a green smoothie is my top choice. For this green smoothie recipe I started with a base of coconut milk to keep it vegan and dairy free. Then I added mango for sweetness and baby spinach for a pop of green color and fresh flavor. For a nutritional boost, I included a spoonful of both sesame seed and hemp seed.

Coconut Milk Green Smoothie Recipe
3/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Add water, coconut milk, frozen mango, spinach, sesame seeds and hemp seeds to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth.

Makes 1 big serving or 2 small servings (about 2 cups total)

Tip: Fresh baby kale can be used in place of the spinach.
Coconut Milk Green SmoothiesMore healthy smoothies for breakfast:
Pineapple-Avocado Kefir Smoothie
Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie
Blueberry Oat Smoothie
Strawberry Chia Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes
Berry Green Smoothie with Baby Kale from Eating Clean Recipes
Blueberry Coconut Milk Smoothie from Eating Clean Recipes

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Mango Smoothie This creamy fruit smoothie is made with fresh mango, frozen strawberries, coconut milk and almond milk. You can use purchased almond milk, but homemade almond milk is richer and tastes better. For added flavor and texture, I add a sprinkle of almond meal to the smoothie before serving.

Strawberry Mango Smoothies Recipe (vegan)
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup fresh mango chunks
1 cup frozen strawberries
Natural sweetener, if desired
Almond meal, for sprinkling

Add almond milk, coconut milk, fresh mango chunks and frozen strawberries to a blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste and sweeten as desired. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with almond meal.

Makes 1 big or 2 small smoothies (about 2 cups total)

Tip: I’ve found it’s best to use fresh mango (or frozen mango that has been thawed) when blending this smoothie. If you use frozen mango, you may need to add additional almond milk for easier blending.

You might also like: Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie

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